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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

There is a meMorial cross that stands at the junction of Main Street and Stonepit Lane, Skendleby. This takes the form of a gabled crucifix on a tapering shaft mounted on a square plinth with a two-stepped base. There are seven names for World War 1 and four for World War 2. Within the parish church of St Peter and St Paul is a further memorial in the form of a stone, wall, plaque depicting the crucifixion of Christ. The same names listed on the exterior cross are listed on this memorial.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Peck 2007


Stay Wayfarer.
A bede for those who abode death for thee.


Remember the men who gave their lives for us 1914 – 1918.



Private 39282. 3/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 8th October 1917, aged 29 years. Son of Mr and Mrs G Boulton of Ulceby (by Alford), Lincs. Husband of Louisa Mary Kitchen (formerly Boulton) of Skendleby Thorpe, Lincs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.



Brent on memorial. Sergeant 9824. 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 30th July 1916, aged 32 years. Son of William and Eliza Brant of Skendleby, Lincs. Born Failsworth and enlisted Manchester, Lancs, resident Skendleby, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 13A and 14C.


John Bycroft

John Rycroft Hides on memorial. Gunner 161747. 445th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 23rd December 1918, aged 25 years. Son of Mrs C Hides of Skendleby, Lincs. Commemorated MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, Kalamaria. 1088.


Albert Edward

Private 10144. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 22 years. Son of Charles and Betsy Jacklin of Skendleby, Lincs. Born Dalby, enlisted Alford and resident Spilsby, Lincs. Commemorated OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. IX.J.2.



Possibly Private 32344. 10th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, formerly 50415 West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th July 1917. Born Pilsby (Spilsby?), Lincs, enlisted York, Yorks and resident Pilsby (Spilsby?), Lincs. Commemorated YPRES (Menin Gate) MEMORIAL. Panel 36 and 55.



L/Corporal 240156. B Coy, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30th October 1917. Son of John Edward and Sarah Ann Stainton of Dalby, Lincs. Born Ailby and enlisted Spilsby, Lincs. Commemorated NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. III.A.3.



Whattam on memorial. Private 23974. 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th March 1917, aged 35 years. Son of Mary and Robert Wattam of Skendleby Thorpe, Lincs. Husband of May Wattam of 5 Hatfield Terrace, Kettering, Northants. Born Dalby, Lincs and enlisted Kettering, Northants. Commemorated WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. II.F.9A.

Of this parish 1916 1918~
May they rest in peace.




Private 14713950. 10th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died 16th February 1945, aged 19 years. Son of William Robert and Lizzie Margaret Broughton of Spilsby, Lincs. Commemorated REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY. 54.F.3.


John Farrar

[MERRILL (CRACE) on church memorial] Captain EC/4502. 3rd Battalion, 8th Ghurkha Rifles. Died 16th April 1944. Commemorated RANGOON MEMORIAL.


Beryl Elsie

Civilian. Died 12th February 1944, aged 24 years. Of Fylde Lodge, Slatem Road, Thornton, Lancs. Daughter of (the late) J.H and Elsie Farrar Crace of St Margarets, Blakeney, Norfolk. Wife of Surgeon Lieut Commander Leslie Merrill, Royal Navy who died in the same incident. Reporting authority: S.S Khedive Ismail.


Ronald Maurice

Private 4802380. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 21st April 1940. Commemorated TRONDHEIM (Stavne) CEMETERY. AIV.British.D.3.

Rest in peace.

Last updated 28 December, 2007

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